Removing the system board
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the
safety information that shipped with your computer and
follow the steps in Before working inside your computer.
After working inside your computer, follow the instructions
in After working inside your computer. For more safety best
practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at
www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You
must enter the Service Tag in the BIOS setup program after you replace
the system board.
NOTE: Replacing the system board removes any changes you have made
to the BIOS using the BIOS setup program. You must make the
appropriate changes again after you replace the system board.
NOTE: Before disconnecting the cables from the system board, note the
location of the connectors so that you can reconnect the cables correctly
after you replace the system board.
Prerequisites
1 Remove the left-side cover.
2 Follow the procedure from step 1 to step 4 in "Removing the power-supply
unit".
3 Remove the memory modules.
4 Remove the solid-state drive.
5 Remove the wireless card.
6 Remove the processor fan and heat-sink assembly .
7 Remove the graphics card.
8 Remove the processor.
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